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27 Jul

Dietrich von Bern

The legend of Dietrich von Bern who appears in the Germanic epic poems Nibelungenlied and Hildebrandslied is based on the life of Theodoric the Great, King of Ostrogoths and conqueror of Italy. There is some anachronism and inaccuracies but Dietrich von Bern’s character is undoubtedly inspired by the Ostrogothic king Theodoric the Great.

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